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 Rebrand jobs left by migrants to attract locals, says bosses group  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has proposed that the government undertake any plan to reduce foreign workers in stages, while also making the vacated jobs attractive for locals.Friday, 25 May 2018
 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on GST Transitional Rate from 6% - 0%  Attached is the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the GST Transitional Rate from 6% - 0% published by the Royal Malaysian Customs Department.Wednesday, 23 May 2018
 Zero rated GST and introduction of SST  The Government has announced the reduction of the GST rate from 6 % to zero % on all goods and services supplied on or after 1st June 2018. Friday, 18 May 2018
 Businesses to bear RM600m wage bill with May 9 holiday  RM600 million is the estimated total daily wage bill in Malaysia and the price businesses will have to bear following the announcement of yet another public holiday on May 9.Thursday, 12 April 2018
 MEF: Employers must observe public holiday for polls  Employers must either observe the declared public holiday or make allowances for employees seeking to cast their vote on May 9, according to the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF).Wednesday, 11 April 2018
 Midweek polls will hit productivity, say employers  MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan says employers are however bound by law to allow their staff time off to vote.Tuesday, 10 April 2018
 Majikan tak wajib beri cuti  Pengarah Eksekutif Persekutuan Majikan-Majikan Malaysia (MEF), Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan berkata, majikan juga tidak diwajibkan untuk memberi cuti khas sehari kepada pekerja masing-masing bagi membolehkan mereka menunaikan tanggungjawab berkenaan.Tuesday, 10 April 2018
 Mansuh ejen atasi isu penindasan  Persekutuan Majikan Malaysia (MEF) mencadangkan sistem ejen perkhidmatan pekerja asing dimansuhkan bagi menangani isu penindasan dan perhambaan moden.Friday, 16 March 2018
 Put Malaysian workers first  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said local workers should be equipped with certified skills to ensure they meet the requirements of the labour market.Friday, 9 March 2018
 10 peratus majikan gagal serah borang E-LHDN  Kira-kira 10 peratus majikan di negara bakal dikenakan tindakan termasuk dikompaun kerana gagal menyerahkan borang E secara e-filing seperti yang diarahkan Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (LHDN).Wednesday, 7 February 2018
 Language main barrier to grads getting jobs  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said although most graduates can understand the language, they are unable to communicate their views orally in a proper manner.Monday, 22 January 2018
 Raw deal for local workers  MEF executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said this would be due to several factors: the foreign worker levy now imposed on employers rather than employees, the implementation of the Employee Insurance Scheme (EIS)..Monday, 8 January 2018
 Higher wages necessary to boost consumption  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan has described 2018 as a “bad year for the employees and employers”.Monday, 8 January 2018
 Over 50,000 workers to be laid off this year: MEF  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said 2018 is going to be another challenging year, and he expected more than 50,000 people to lose their jobs this year.Tuesday, 2 January 2018
 Employers Federation questions necessity of new employee protections  Shamsuddin stressed that these measures, upon implementation, will increase the cost of business by at least 25%, resulting in a drop in profits, which also means less tax revenue for the government.Monday, 1 January 2018
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2017p 2018f
Key Indicators*
Population (million)32.132.9
Real GDP (% Growth)5.2 - 5.75.0 - 5.5
Per Capita Income (RM)40,71342,777
CPI (% Growth)3.72.5 - 3.5
Labour Indicators*
Labour Force ('000)14,892.3N/A
Employment ('000)14,380.8N/A
Unemployment Rate (%)3.43.3
Average Salary Increase**
Executive (%)5.555.53
Non Executive (%)5.445.42
Average Bonus Granted**
Executive (months)2.092.14
Non Executive (months)1.812.02
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Source: * BNM Annual Reports
             ** MEF Salary Surveys

29 May 2018 Hari Wesak
30 May 2018 Pesta Kaamatan (Pesta Menuai)
31 May 2018 Pesta Kaamatan (Pesta Menuai)
1 Jun 2018 Perayaan Hari Gawai Dayak
2 Jun 2018 Perayaan Hari Gawai Dayak
2 Jun 2018 Hari Nuzul Al-Quran
15 Jun 2018 Hari Raya Puasa*
16 Jun 2018 Hari Raya Puasa (Hari Kedua)*
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